Comedy: Joe Lycett
You’ll have seen him on one panel show or another, and now sharp-tongued comedian Joe Lycett is touring with the spectacularly named That’s the Way, A-Ha, A-Ha, Joe Lycett. Following 2013/14’s If Joe Lycett Then You Should’ve Put a Ring On It and 2012’s Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer-nominated Some Lycett Hot, the tour is largely sold out already. Move fast for tickets to the Stockton ARC gig.
Fair: Big Vintage Festival
Head to The Clayshed at Hoults Yard for a dose of everything vintage. First-rate vintage stalls will supply everything from clothing and homeware to beauty, craft and cocktail workshops. The soundtrack to your shopping will be supplied by entertainers including The JADeS, while Monsieur Crepe and Fat Hippo are among the caterers. If traditional tea is more your thing, Melonberry Vintage will be on hand to keep you in cake.
Ballet: Don Quixote
Take in a live satellite screening of the Bolshoi’s critically acclaimed performance of Don Quixote in the comfort of Newcastle’s Tyneside Cinema. Fadeyechev’s production of the classic tale combines new stage sets and costumes with the ballet company’s famous standards of excellence. Tickets are priced from £10 for under-15s to £20.50 in the plush Classic Circle seats.
Theatre: Billy Elliot
After ten years in the West End, the hugely successful Billy Elliot the Musical is embarking on a tour of the UK and Ireland, landing at the Sunderland Empire this month. Scored by Elton John, the show tells the well-watched, but still-powerful story of a young miner’s son who dares to pursue a dream of dance instead of confirming to the norms of his northern upbringing.